Blog Archive

What Aspects of My Overall Health Can Dementia Affect Aug 8th, 2022

More than 6 million Americans are suffering from dementia, a progressive disease that tends to become much more common as we age. Dementia is responsible for more deaths every year than prostate and breast cancers combined. Most people think of dementia in terms of its effects on memory and cognition. But dementia...

At-Home Exercises to Help Counteract Incontinence Jul 1st, 2022

Leaking urine can be embarrassing, and sometimes, it can feel like you’re suffering alone. Urinary incontinence is really common — especially among women. More than 25 million American adults suffer from incontinence, many of them women in or near menopause. The good news is that urinary incontinence is medically treatable. Even better, there...

How Diabetes Affects Your Foot Health Jun 1st, 2022

Nearly 38 million Americans have diabetes — more than 11% of the total population. While most of us know that diabetes is a disease that makes it hard to control your “blood sugar” (or glucose), what many don’t know is how diabetes can affect the rest of your body — especially your...

5 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition as a Senior May 1st, 2022

Good nutrition is crucial no matter what age you are. But as you get older, your nutritional needs change, which means your diet needs to change, too.  Fortunately, improving your eating habits is pretty simple — as long as you know what to do. In this post, the team at Primary...

Can Stress Cause Migraines? Apr 18th, 2022

Roughly 30 million Americans suffer from migraines, severe headaches often accompanied by nausea, light sensitivity, and visual disturbances, like tunnel vision. If you’re one of those 30 million, you know how important it is to find solutions to help you manage your symptoms and, ideally, reduce the frequency of your headaches. At Primary...

Childhood Skin Problems: When to See a Specialist Mar 1st, 2022

Most of us think of skin problems beginning during adolescence when puberty kicks oil glands into overdrive, and elevated hormone levels trigger acne breakouts. But kids can have skin conditions at any age, and medical care is often necessary to prevent them from getting worse. At Primary Care Associates, our...

5 Foods to Eat for Improved Heart Health Feb 1st, 2022

You are what you eat — and that may go double for your heart. That’s because what you eat can have a tremendous effect on how well your heart functions and increase your risk of heart disease, too. The good news: Eating a heart-healthy diet can be surprisingly easy —...

What Is Immunotherapy? Jan 1st, 2022

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, including food allergies and allergies to dust, pollen, and other triggers. While occasional mild allergies like hay fever can be annoying and uncomfortable, many people suffer from allergies regularly, dealing with a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, hives, nausea, and breathing issues. Primary...

Understanding Your Cholesterol Readings Dec 1st, 2021

According to the CDC, roughly 38% of American adults have high cholesterol, placing them at increased risk for debilitating and even life-threatening medical problems. Because high cholesterol doesn’t cause any symptoms on its own, routine cholesterol screenings play a critical role in identifying the problem as early as possible. At...

What to Expect at Your DOT Physical Nov 1st, 2021

If you drive a commercial vehicle or you plan to, having a DOT physical is an essential requirement. Operating any type of commercial vehicle comes with a lot of responsibility and a lot of stress, and having your DOT physical ensures you’re healthy enough for the job — for your...

5 Signs You May Have Asthma Oct 10th, 2021

About 25 million Americans have asthma, including roughly 8% of adults and 7% of kids. While asthma affects millions of men and women, it’s the most common chronic disease among children and teens. Asthma can interfere with many activities, especially if you don’t have a management plan in place. Symptom...

The Importance of Geriatric Care Sep 7th, 2021

Getting older comes with a lot of changes — and a lot of challenges, too. Making sure your healthcare keeps up with those changes and challenges is an essential part of staying healthy. That’s when geriatric care can help.  At Primary Care Associates, our team specializes in geriatric care focused...

How to Lose Weight Aug 9th, 2021

With dozens of dieting plans to choose from, you’d think at least one of them would provide consistent, long-lasting results. Unfortunately, plenty of these diet plans fail to achieve any results, let alone results that last. Being overweight takes a significant toll on your self-confidence and self-esteem. But it also...

Get Answers with Allergy Testing Jul 18th, 2021

About 60 million Americans suffer from allergies, with symptoms like sneezing, coughing, itchy or watery eyes, and even hives or nausea. Even though your symptoms might be unmistakable, the cause of allergic symptoms isn’t always so obvious. Of course, unless you know what’s causing those symptoms, it’s hard to treat...

The Dangers of Hypertension Jun 24th, 2021

According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure), and many don’t even realize it. Only about 25% of people with hypertension have their condition under control. Because it’s so common, you might think “a little” hypertension is nothing to worry about. But...

The Importance of a Wellness Checkup May 20th, 2021

If you could spend about an hour or so each year doing one thing to improve your health, would you do it? Most of us certainly would. Well, that’s what you’re doing every time you have your annual wellness checkup — spending about an hour of your time refining your...

Why High Cholesterol Can Be Dangerous Apr 13th, 2021

Nearly 40% of Americans have high cholesterol, according to the CDC. That means every one of those individuals is at significantly increased risk of developing heart disease and other severe and even life-threatening problems. At Primary Care Associates, our team uses a patient-centered approach to diagnose and manage high cholesterol...

Treatment for Your Migraines Mar 18th, 2021

About 39 million Americans suffer from migraines — that includes adults and kids, too. In fact, roughly one out of every four American households has someone who suffers from these debilitating headaches. Worldwide, migraines affect as many as 1 billion adults and kids. At Primary Care Associates, we help patients...

How We Can Help You Lose Weight Feb 15th, 2021

Want to lose weight? It’s easy: eat less and exercise more. How many times have you heard that from well-meaning friends or family members? Probably too many. If losing weight is so easy, how come almost three-quarters of Americans are overweight? The fact is, if you’re overweight, shedding those extra...

Why You Shouldn't Procrastinate Seeking Help for a UTI Jan 20th, 2021

According to research at the Cleveland Clinic, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are widespread and account for up to 10 million doctor appointments nationwide. UTIs are the second most common infection you can get in your body. When you have one, it can affect some or all of the parts of...

Is it Time for Your Child's Annual Physical? Dec 21st, 2020

Your child is healthy and well, so you’re probably not thinking about a trip to see a doctor any time soon. However, yearly check-ups are a crucial part of your child’s overall pediatric health care. That’s why Dr. Praveen Bolarum and our team of nurse practitioners at Primary Care Associates...

Urgent Care vs Primary Care Nov 24th, 2020

If you’ve just been hurt or you’re not feeling well, you may be wondering if it’s better to head to the urgent care clinic for immediate help or schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. Whether you’ve broken a bone, are having an allergic reaction, or you have a...

Primary Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Oct 1st, 2020

Back in March, the United States went from a hustling and bustling hive of activity to a ghost town, seemingly in the blink of an eye. As businesses shuttered their doors and families sheltered at home, maintenance of our homes, cars, and even our bodies was put on indefinite hold...